FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2011
Contact: Ciara Matthews, (202) 630-7067
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan B. Anthony List today has announced that Republican Presidential candidate Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is the sixth candidate to sign its Pro-Life Presidential Leadership Pledge.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the SBA List noted Rep. McCotter’s long history as an advocate for the pro-life movement.
“His legislative record includes vocal support for the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, and bills to defund Planned Parenthood and prevent taxpayer funding of abortions. We are honored to have his pledge of continued support.”
Rep. McCotter explained the reason for signing the pledge stating, “The culture of death, as enshrined by Roe v. Wade, is a present danger to the weakest in our society. Unless Roe is overturned, the culture of death will continue to fester and endanger Americans. To protect future generations of Americans, we must work in our families and our communities to uphold the sanctity of human life.”
Rep. McCotter joins Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrinch on the list of Republican candidates who have signed the Pro-Life Pledge, which was announced last month. Mitt Romney, Hermann Cain, Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman have thus far refused to sign the pledge despite a growing number of voters who promise, by signing the Citizen’s Pledge, to only support a Presidential candidate who has signed the Presidential Pledge.